Exploring Cappadocia

We arrived at around 7.45am and had a 15min drive to Göreme. Along the drive, you could see the balloons take off from different sights and that was incredibly delightful. I was then picked from the tourist office to Coco Cave Hotel. There is no rest for the wicked (insert evil laugh). I had just finished unpacking and my driver was already at the door ready for the Green Tour…

Topkapi Palace Museum (Day 4)

It shares space with the Istanbul Archaeological Museum (see previous post). Whenever I see a wall like the one below, I know I’m about to be immersed in some ancient story and this was no exception. It houses some impressive imperial collections from the era of the Ottoman sultans. During … Continue reading “Topkapi Palace Museum (Day 4)”

Istanbul Archaeological Museum (Day 4)

One cannot possibly ignore the Medusa Medallion that sits in the Larissa section which is dimly lit. Flash photography is forbidden. Measuring 102cm, Medusa’s head is slightly turned to the left, her eyes looking in the same direction with her full cheeks and childish face that makes it look like she’s smiling. Some reddish pigments can be seen in the hair with traces of black in the eyes. . .